PETALING JAYA: Two Malaysian schools have earned themselves a spot in the global top 10 finalists for the World's Best School Prize.
SK Kempadang, Kuantan, Pahang, was named in the Top 10 shortlist for World’s Best School Prize for Innovation while SMK Kampong Jawa, Klang, Selangor was named in the Top 10 shortlist for World’s Best School Prize for Overcoming Adversity during an online announcement on Thursday (June 9).
Organised by T4 Education, its founder Vikas Pota congratulated the schools and said educators globally will be able to learn from the examples of "these outstanding Malaysian schools".
Yayasan Hasanah managing director and founding trustee Datuk Shahira Ahmed Bazari said the selection of the two schools is proof that “our public schools are capable of being among the world's best”.
Each of the two schools stand a chance to win US$50,000 (RM219,650).
The World's Best School Prizes aims to celebrate schools globally for the role they play in developing the next generation of learners and for their contribution to society’s progress, especially in the wake of Covid-19, T4 Education said in a statement.
The prize is organised by T4 Education in partnership with Yayasan Hasanah, Templeton World Charity Foundation, Accenture and American Express.